Neil Jordan’s Byzantium is a female vampire movie with Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton cast in the leads, and today the male star has been announced.
According to Variety, Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) is in this sinister mix. The £8 million ($11 million) budgeted movie is set to shoot in October.
The story, penned by Moira Buffini, revolves around a mother and daughter who are vampires and arrive in a small British town, revealing their secret to the locals. Jones plays a teenager dying of leukemia, which in turns forces him to struggle with his mortality, causing Saoirse Ronan’s character to struggle with her own immortality.
Byzantium finds Jordan reuniting with producer Stephen Woolley, with whom he has made several movies dating back to 1984’s The Company of Wolves, based on Angela Carter’s novel. Woolley also produced Jordan’s The Crying Game, and they last worked together on Breakfast on Pluto in 2005.
This one’s taking shape so keep watching this space. More soon.
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